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Celebrating San Francisco's Internet (And TV) Archive

Posted by Tom Foremski - June 11, 2013

San Francisco has a fabulous global resource: The Internet Archives - founded by Brewster Kahle in 2001. It's housed in a former Christian Science church (above)  just a few blocks from Golden Gate park. About 500,000 people use it every day. 

It recently received $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help fund one of several ambitious archive projects: an index of all TV broadcasts. 

The Internet Archive zoomed past 10 petabytes of storage late last year. Here is a short documentary about the organization and interviews with its key staff. They discuss some of the projects and why there's a need to maintain an active archive of not only the web, but also books, TV and radio broadcasts. 

Internet Archive from Deepspeed media on Vimeo.



 (Hat tip: EDW Lynch at Laughing Squid.)


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